College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 9

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College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 9

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College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 9

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Group of Five College Football Playoff, New Year’s Six hopefuls

Ranking the Group of Five programs still alive – sort of – in the College Football Playoff chase, but more realistically, the teams in the hunt for the Group of Five’s New Year’s Six bowl slot are …

American Athletic Conference

Ranked in order of most possible to least
1. Cincinnati

Realistically alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
2. SMU
3. Tulsa

Conference USA

1. Marshall

Realistically alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
2. Florida Atlantic
3. Rice

Independents

1. BYU
2. Liberty

Mountain West

1. Boise State
2. San Diego State
3. Nevada
4. San Jose State

Realistically alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
5. Wyoming
6. Hawaii
7, Fresno State
8, Colorado State
9. New Mexico

Sun Belt

1. Coastal Carolina

Alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
2. Appalachian State
3. Louisiana

Finished. Done. Let’s go take a steam
One-loss teams still alive
Unbeaten College Football Playoff contenders

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